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I gave a presentation in Indianapolis in July at the 2008 biennial conference of the Legal Writing Institute about teaching legal writing online. My presentation, with the slides in several formats and supporting resources, can be found here.
I gave a presentation in New York about laptops in the classroom at the 2008 American Association of Law Schools meeting; it was part of a debate about whether they should be banned.  An overview of my contribution to this program, together with the slides, can be found here.
I have created a new page that contains links to all my student evaluations since I started teaching full time at DU.  You will find it here.

All law schools offer courses in trial advocacy, and DU Law School is no exception. But most litigation never gets to trial. Indeed, most litigations live most of their lives in the discovery phase. During discovery there is an extensive exchange of information (documents, depositions, etc.) between the parties, in the hopes that this will lead to settlement, or if absolutely necessary, at least streamline the trial. This course focuses on the instruments of discovery: Interrogatories, Document Requests, Requests for Admissions, Depositions, and also addresses document management issues.  We will pay particular attention to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that govern discovery, and case law that interpret those rules.

Discovery Practicum is a course I taught at DU Law as an Adjunct Professor from 1993-1995, and which I revived in the Summer of 2004. The text for this class is Thomson, Skills & Values: Discovery Practice (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender 2010), and is available in the DU Bookstore, on Amazon, and in several eBook formats at the Lexis Bookstore. 

If you would like to know more about me, and need a copy of my CV, you will find it on the About Me page. 

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